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elderly

adjective uk   /ˈel.dəl.i/ us    /-dɚ.li/
B1 polite word for old: elderly relatives/parentsThe elderlyOld or old-fashionedDescribing people who are oldDescribing people who are oldThe elderly

elderly

noun [plural] uk   /ˈel.dəl.i/ us    /-dɚ.li/
the elderly C1 old people considered as a group: The city is building new housing for the elderly.The elderlyOld or old-fashionedDescribing people who are old
(Definition of elderly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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